BoneBlast November 2015

IOF BoneBlast • November 2015

Pilot course: IOF Research Skills Training Course

A pilot course led by a team of IOF experts in St Petersburg from 22-24 October, 2015 has received excellent feedback from both participants and faculty alike. Held in association with the Russian Association on Osteoporosis, the course taught key scientific research methods to a small group of young researchers and clinicians. The new global course aims to promote research excellence among young investigators around the world.

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FLS champions - global success stories: Join our next webinar

Capture the Fracture webinarsDon't miss the next Capture the Fracture® webinar on November 19. Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) experts Dr Manju Chandran (SP) and Dr M Kassim Javaid (UK) will give helpful tips for new FLS, and talk about their own FLS experience and the barriers they encountered to help you optimize your own services.

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Countdown to Abu Dhabi – don’t miss this key event in the Middle East & Africa region

IOF Regionals Abu Dhabi '15It’s still not too late to register for the IOF Regionals 4th Middle East & Africa Osteoporosis Meeting to be held in Abu Dhabi from December 13-17, 2015. The Meeting is designated for up to 18 hours of European external CME credits. Register online by December 4th and benefit from lower rates.

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Calculator shows respondents aren’t getting enough calcium

calcium survey

On World Osteoporosis Day IOF announced the findings of an analysis based on 6,908 users of the IOF Calcium Calculator in 83 countries. It revealed that 89% of respondents are not getting enough calcium (average of 594 mg/day) when compared to IOM recommended daily allowances.

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Green lights for WCO-IOF-ESCEO Malaga 2016

WCO 2016

The World Congress has been given four green lights by ‘E 4 Ethics’, the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Association’s (EFPIA) pre-assessment of events with regard to the EFPIA healthcare professionals (HCP) code for compliance. Register before December 4 for this major event!

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Results of CSA elections announced

new CSA members

IOF’s Committee of Scientific Advisors (CSA) now has a record 140 members. We welcome our nine newly elected members: J Bauer (DEU), C Bogado (ARG), B Muzzi Camargos (BRA), J Cary (IRL), A Cruz-Jentoft (ESP), S Muraki (JPN), J Paccou (FRA), D Prieto-Alhambra (GBR), J Zanchetta (ARG).

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New Co-Editor-in-Chief of Osteoporosis International appointed

Osteoporosis InternationalProf. Felicia Cosman has been named Editor-in-Chief for the North American editorial office, joining Prof. John A Kanis, Editor-in-chief of the European Office, at the helm of this prestigious publication.

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World Osteoporosis Day with broad media outreach

WOD 2015The nutritional focus of World Osteoporosis Day 2015 under the ‘Serve Up Bone Strength’ tagline resulted in outstanding global media outreach. As a result of the campaign, close to 1,000 articles were published with a potential audience reach of more than 984 million globally. The campaign served to educate people on the importance of good diet for bone health.

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Record number of World Osteoporosis Day events

WOD eventsWith more than 158 events in 57 countries reported worldwide, the 2015 campaign achieved unprecedented public, health professional, and media outreach. IOF representatives participated at events in St Petersburg, attended by Board members J-Y. Reginster and E. McCloskey, and in Porto, attended by IOF CEO Judy Stenmark.

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Member Spotlight

Hip Fracture Registry to be launched in New Zealand

ANZHFR logoWith a positive pilot in four areas, this important new health initiative will help the over 4,000 New Zealanders who suffer from a hip fracture annually. The Hip Fracture Registry is expected to roll out over the next two years.

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